Louis Ciminelli

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says as the head of state government, he bears some responsibility for the latest corruption scandal.

The roots of Thursday's convictions in the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging case in federal court in Manhattan can be traced back to the work of Investigative Post.  Stories produced by Jim Heaney and his staff prompted federal authorities to take a closer look at state economic development practices. While convictions have been secured, Heaney is calling on authorities to continue digging into the case.


A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion' economic redevelopment program. 

LP Ciminelli

A New York jury is set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers, as closing arguments in another public corruption case continued.

Dave Lucas / WAMC News

A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several businessmen tried desperately to hide a conspiracy to steer contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars in an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion, a prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a corruption trial Monday. 

Closing arguments are set for Monday in the corruption trial of a former associate of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. His political opponents say the case has highlighted some legal but unsavory practices in New York.

On Monday, prosecutors present the second of two corruption cases against former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in federal district court in Manhattan.


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Criminal charges against three top executives of Buffalo developer LPCiminelli have led to the corporate resignations of all three.

Buffalo Billion indictments issued

Nov 23, 2016
Associated Press

A former top adviser for Governor Andrew Cuomo, three executives from LPCiminelli and three other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

Ciminelli federal court hearing postponed, moved to NYC

Sep 26, 2016
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What was supposed to be a federal court appearance in Buffalo Monday morning by three LPCiminelli executives has been adjourned, with the case moving to New York City.

Buffalo Billion developers due back in court

Sep 26, 2016

Three executives from LPCiminelli will be back in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City has announced the arrests of nine people in what it calls the "show-me-the-money culture in Albany." The arrests include a former aide to Governor Cuomo and three executives with local developer LPCiminelli in the Buffalo Billion federal probe. 

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Development mogul Frank L. Ciminelli has passed away at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with ALS.